Our Ham Sandwich Sale is Back!

Our Ladies’ Auxiliary is once again hosting a ham sandwich sale.

The ladies are taking sandwich orders from now until Saturday, October 11th. Sandwiches will be delivered by 11am on Friday, October 17th.

Ham Sandwich Fall 2014The country ham sandwiches are $3.00 each. The purchase of each sandwich helps to support the various ministries and programs at The Hope Center. Our Ladies’ Auxiliary uses funds raised through various events and sales to provide equipment, supplies, essential needs to our different ministries, and, they also sponsor special events for our residents to help make their time in our life recovery program feel more like home.

So go ahead and stock up on some of these delicious sandwiches! We don’t want to brag, but they are some of the best country ham sandwiches in the area.

Spread the word to your family, friends, coworkers, small groups, Sunday School classes, and more.

To place an order, call 301.790.3843 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. If you have any questions about the sandwiches, the programs and ministries at The Hope Center or our Ladies’ Auxiliary, please call 301.739.1165.

If you’re interested in joining our Ladies’ Auxiliary or volunteering in another way at The Hope Center, please visit http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com.

Downtown Block Party This Saturday!

Got plans this Saturday?

Maybe you should rearrange your schedule a bit and bring the family out to our Downtown Block Party!

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It’s gonna be a great day to come out and enjoy some carnival games, sports events, entertainment, prizes and tons of great food like hotdogs, cotton candy, snow cones and more!

The Downtown Block Party is being hosted by Wildside Youth Ministries at The Hope Center, along with Maranatha Brethren & Valley Grace Brethren Churches.

Bring your family, invite your neighbors, and tell everyone you know to join you from 12:00 – 3:00 on Walnut Street in Hagerstown. There will be parking by the Thrift Store in our central lot located off of Church Street.

The Downtown Block Party is free for everyone of all ages so make plans to join us!

For more info call 301.739.1165 or email info@wildsideyouth.com. To learn more about our kids ministry, Wildside Youth, go to http://www.wildsideyouth.com.

Let’s Recycle Together!

At The Hope Center, we are all about recycling and reusing products to save money and protect God’s creation. We have a recycling program that works with cardboard, paper, and rags. Sales of this recyclable material help underwrite the cost of our many programs and ministries, but it also keeps this items from becoming trash in our ever growing dumps.

And now we need you to help us with a little recycling. You know all those plastic bags you stuff full of groceries and other items at your favorite stores, well, we need them.

Our Thrift Stores are in desperate need of those plastic bags!

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We reuse your used plastic bags for shoppers in our Thrift Stores. Using these bags helps us keep our costs down by not purchasing new bags and it keeps new plastic bags from becoming trash.

If you have piles of plastic bags and don’t really know what to do with them, donate them! We’ll use them. And we’ll urge our shoppers to donate them back to us to be reused again and again.

As you go shopping this weekend, collect up your bags and drop them by our offices or our thrift stores instead of throwing them out.

This is a very small way to help in a big way!

To donate your used plastic bags, please call 301.739.1165, email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net or just drop them off at our Thrift Stores in Hagerstown & Chambersburg or at our Administrative Office in Hagerstown. Directions and hours are listed below.

Thank you for helping us!

The Hagerstown Thrift Store is located on the corner of Walnut & Church Streets with parking in our central lot off of Church Street. The Hagerstown Thrift Store is open M-Sat 9am – 5pm.

The Chambersburg Thrift Store is located at 64 S. Main Street with metered street parking and also parking in the rear. The Chambersburg Thrift Store is open M-Sat from 9am – 4pm.

Our Administrative Office is located on our main campus across our parking lot from the thrift store on Church Street between Walnut and Prospect Streets. Our office is open M – F from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Grace Pointe Community Youth Return to Camp Wild!

Last summer, the youth group from Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene from Severn, Maryland served at a week of Camp Wild.


The group loved it so much that they returned for another week this year!


We’re thrilled to have the youth groups missions team return to help at Camp Wild. The young people on the missions trip helped in multiple ways at Camp Wild. They were small group leaders, attractions staff, lunch aides, and most importantly, they were friends with the campers.



It takes a large staff of people to run Camp Wild so we’re happy to have energetic groups like the missions team from Grace Pointe Community spend a week at Camp Wild.


Camp Wild provides a wonderful opportunity for young people in youth groups to minister and serve the Lord.


Even though Camp Wild has come and gone, there’s still some great ministry opportunities for you to get involved with the kids of Hagerstown. Wildside Youth Ministries at The Hope Center host activities all year long. From our weekly Sunday Night Wild, to monthly after-school themed parties, there are plenty of events for you to be a part of. To learn more about volunteering at The Hope Center, please go to http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com.

For more information about Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene, go to http://www.gpccn.org.


Koffee Klatch is Back!

Ladies, Koffee Klatch is returning at the beginning of September!! Mark your calendars and call your friends. Join other ladies for a time of fellowship & Bible study. For more questions, call 301.739.1165.

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Missions Team Lends a Helping Hand at The Hope Center

A missions team from Rochester, New York spent a day working at The Hope Center as a part of their youth group’s summer missions trip with Wonder Voyage.


On July 23rd, the missions team spent the day serving at The Hope Center. Upon arrival in the morning, the group spent a little time learning about the various ministries and programs at The Hope Center before starting their day of service.


The team was broken into two groups: one group stayed in the Trinity Center, our multipurpose building on property, to help with different projects, and the other group went to our outdoor camp area outside of Hagerstown.

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The missions team worked from 9am until 2pm doing various projects like painting backdrops, preparing Camp Wild manuals, and some physical labor preparing for the next two weeks of Camp Wild.

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After the morning work session, the group came back together to eat lunch with our residents. They had the opportunity to talk & mingle with the guys in the program and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our kitchen crew.

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We are very thankful to Wonder Voyage for arranging this missions team to help at The Hope Center. They were a great service to the staff of Camp Wild and they helped get a lot of necessary tasks finished before the last weeks of camp.

Wonder Voyage is a ministry that helps to get churches and youth groups to various missions opportunities or pilgrimages worldwide. To learn more about missions trip and pilgrimages hosted by Wonder Voyage, go to http://www.wondervoyage.com.

Volunteers Needed!

We’re always looking for volunteers to help in various ways around The Hope Center. And there are many different areas for volunteers to help. But currently we’re looking for some volunteers to help us in a few specific areas.

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For more info about all the various volunteer opportunities, please visit http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com. To keep up-to-date on urgent volunteer needs, click the “Urgent Needs” button on the top tool bar on the website. To browse other volunteer options at The Hope Center click on the “Opportunities” button on the same tool bar.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers to help run our check-in office, drive our residents to various appointments, and help with various maintenance projects at our facilities.

Listed is a brief description of each urgent volunteer need:

Check-in Office

  • 2 hour increments
  • Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm
  • Duties include monitoring residents and guests entering/exiting residential building, answering check-in office phone, and interacting with residents & guests.

Appointment Escort

  • Appointments scheduled Monday – Friday between 8am & 4pm only
  • Volunteers will be given 2 weeks notice of appointment times
  • Good driving record needed
  • Duties include driving residents to and from various appointments.


  • Monday – Friday with possibility of projects on Saturday
  • Projects only from 8am – 5pm
  • Various projects could include painting, carpentry, small repair, and building upkeep.

If you’re interested, or know of someone who may be perfect for this volunteer job, please call 301.739.1165, email hagerstownrescue@Verizon.net or go to http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com.